Chris Lynn And Nick Buchanan Sign Up For Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn,21, already a member of an exclusive batting club, and raw fast bowler Nick Buchanan, 20, have have signed with the Brisbane Heat.

“I love Brisbane and I can’t see why I’d move anywhere else,” Lynn said.

Added Buchanan: “It was an easy choice and I can’t wait to get into it.”

Good friends after having graduated through the Queensland development at the same time, the duo are excited about being part of the inaugural KFC T20 Big Bash League.

“I got a taste of the Indian Premier League in April and to come back here and play in the inaugural season will be pretty special,” Lynn said.

Lynn is one of only five men in history to have scored a first class century as a teenager and then won Queensland’s Ryobi Cup one-day player of the year award in his first full season in 2010-11.

The Peter Burge Medallist for the best player in the Brisbane Premier Grade the previous season, he also finished the third leading runscorer overall (prior to the final) in the Weet-Bix Sheffield Shield in 2010-11.

Buchanan is yet to play a single game for Queensland but his athleticism and giant 197cm frame have the coaching staff particularly excited about his prospects.

Recently-departed fast bowling coach Joe Dawes and QC’s Pace Bowling Unit head Vic Williams have huge opinions of the big quick, as obviously do the Heat staff.

Buchanan endured a number of injuries last summer after having played in Australia’s successful 2010 Under 19 World Cup team.

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